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Senior sparks success

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Senior sparks success

Giorgio Gayleard, Staff Writer

Leading scorer and captain for the varsity field hockey team, senior Maggie Kelly has been playing field hockey for seven years.

“I got into field hockey in the 5th grade because all of my friends had been playing it so I switched from soccer and really loved it,” Kelly said.

Kelly scored three goals to lead the team to a 3-1 away victory over rival, Hereford Bulls to extend their win streak to six on Sept. 18. This was a huge game for her, as well as the rest of the team, and helped propel them to move forward. The team held on to an 18-game win streak, powered by 22 goals from Kelly as of Nov.11 Kelly had two hat tricks throughout the season, further proving herself as an offensive force. Aside from her scoring presence, Kelly is able to lead the team and unite the girls in any given situation.

“She always motivates us and pushes us to be our best. She’s a great teammate and makes everyone want to work harder,” junior teammate Mae Dickens sad. “It’s a supportive environment.”

Head coach Kellie Fialcowitz appreciates Kelly’s discipline that has driven the team to success.

“She works hard, she has an excellent field sense, and she’s fast. She’s just a great kid all around,” Fialcowitz said.

Kelly helped lead the team to a county championship Oct. 23, clinched first seed in the playoffs and won the regional championship Nov. 1. Kelly ended the season as a state finalist and played in the Baltimore County senior all-star game on Nov. 14, after making first team all-county for the second year in a row.

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